According to the NEURC, the rate of commencement of new facilities of alternative energy sources increased 1.7 times in the second quarter of this year. Since the beginning of the year, 268.7 MW of "green" generation was commenced. Among the leaders are Kherson, Lviv and Khmelnytsky regions.
Of course, one may only cheer about such pace, as the increase in RES capacities is fully in line with the state energy development programs. Such changes, however, by increasing the share of "green" electricity in a total balance of production sources, also increase wholesale prices, which afterwards will affect the increase in the cost of electricity for consumers. Olga Belkova, the People's Deputy, wrote about this and other questions of electricity pricing on her Facebook page. You can find her comments on page 5.
New tariffs for household generating capacities came into force. Total increase is about 0.8%. This is because of adjustment in line with the growth of the euro rate. The tariff will apply to private households generating electricity from solar generating facilities installed on roofs or facades of buildings and structures with a capacity not exceeding 30 kW and wind power facilities of the same capacity.
A powerful wind power plant to appear in the Odessa region. It will be constructed by a Turkish company, which is a subdivision of the company that has been involved in the construction of hydro- and thermal power plants for more than 60 years. The company's portfolio also includes geothermal stations. Capacity of the first stage of wind power plant is expected to be 32.4 MW and the second one’s - 50.4 MW.